5 gallons of mead in 6 gallon carboy

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vikingslayer

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I recently made my first batch of mead. I Know that you should leave as little airspace as possible but all i had was 6 gallon carboys. But I made 5 gallons of mead anyway. My question is will this effect my mead significantly?
 

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When in the fermentation process did you put it in the carboy? If it's still fermenting it shouldn't be too much of a problem, the only risk coming from the fact that more air has a greater chance of carrying undesirable microbes. I wouldn't suggest trying to bulk age it with that much head space though. It would be better to bottle it if that's the case.
 

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you can also use marbles or something made of glass to cover the empty space.
 
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